Malika received an A.S. degree from Collin College, a B.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Texas Woman's University, and a M.S. in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2010 and has worked in human services for municipalities, school districts, the State of Texas, and colleges and universities. Malika has a Ph.D. in Health Services Research from the University of North Texas with a concentration in Behavior Analysis.
Supplemental training include intern assignments at Walt Disney World Resort in the Services for Guests with Disabilities department where she provided services to support resort accessibility for guests with disabilities. In addition, she gained experience at the National SafeCare Training and Research Center at Georgia State University working with evidence-based parenting programs dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Malika's areas of experience include:
Parents and caregivers of abused and neglected children
Aging adults residing in nursing facilities
Adults with intellectual disabilities
Moderate to severe challenging behaviors
Children and adults diagnosed with autism
Undergraduate students at risk for academic probation
Children with challenging behaviors in daycare/preschool settings
Additional skills include fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) with work experience as a certified ASL interpreter for school-age children as well as adults. Malika is dedicated to improving the quality of life of her clients by providing high quality behavioral services driven by her passion for education and helping others create positive changes in their lives.